The Society ofThe Friendly Sons of St. Patrickin The City of New York

Founded in 1784 by Irishmen who came together to provide assistance and support to their fellow countrymen in the adjustment to life in the new world, The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York is the oldest charitable institution in the city. We carry on the traditions of our founders by focusing our charitable efforts in three areas within the City of New York: education, Irish Arts & Culture, and, in keeping with our origins, legal immigration services. The Society holds several events throughout the year for the purposes of charitable fundraising and social engagement amongst our membership.

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  • The Women's Committee second Annual Luncheon in support of our Scholarship Program

    Approximately one hundred seventy supporters and guests gathered at a private club in New York City on Wednesday, October 18, for the second Annual Luncheon of The Women's Committee of The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York. Founded in 1784, The Society is one of the oldest charitable organizations in New York State. The Society embraces its historical mission by focusing its charitable efforts on primary and secondary education, Irish arts and culture, and legal immigration assistance. Proceeds from the luncheon support the Friendly Sons Scholars Program, which is administered in partnership with the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Guests enjoyed an entertaining presentation by Robert O’Byrne, The Irish Aesthete as well as gifts and a benefactor prize kindly donated by Asprey London. Very Reverend Enrique Salvo, Rector of St. Patricks Cathedral, offered the opening prayer

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Annual Meeting


The next stated meeting of the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at the New York Athletic Club, located at 180 Central Park South. Business attire is required. The reception will run from 6pm until 8pm. We will enjoy several carving stations and open bar service throughout the event. Please RSVP below.

The June meeting is when the election of Trustees and Officers of the Society will take place. Due to the election, this meeting is for members only, guests are not permitted to attend.  In addition to receiving various committee reports, the Admissions Committee will be meeting to consider applications. The nominating committee has convened and proposed a slate of officers and board of trustees for this year.

Please take a moment to kindly RSVP.

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